Posted March 8, 2016

Four New "Rental-Ready" Compact Excavators From Terex

Developed with the company's new platform strategy, which emphasizes cost-savings to customers, Terex has introduced four ‘rental-ready’ compact excavators, the TC16-2, TC22-2, TC35-2 and TC35R-2. All four incorporate the Schaeff heritage, conventional design, Knickmatik cylinder and top-mounted cylinder.

Terex new compact excavatorIn launching the new products, the company says, it focused on providing reliable compact excavators that are cost-effective to maintain, with a low acquisition cost, easy to operate and deliver a superior return on invested capital to rental houses; competitively priced without sacrificing quality and features. 

The excavators highlight new exterior design, operator-focused workstation and modern excavator controls, helping improve performance and productivity. Terex performance tests show that the new models offer up to 20 percent more work performance on average. They're equipped with LUDV hydraulics (load-independent flow distribution which enables power to be transferred to the attachment as needed. 

For precise control of attachments, the second auxiliary circuit is operated with electrically proportional control, a standard feature offered on the Terex TC22-2 and larger models, optional in the TC16-2 model. The TC35-2R model also incorporates a short-tail design, allowing for excavation adjacent to walls and other obstacles.

The new Terex TC16-2 and TC22-2 compact excavator models offer a cabin with second door on the right for additional entry/exit, an advantage for road construction and good for direct communication and visibility. For quick entry, the console can be raised for more space to get in the cab. In general, the workstation can be conveniently adjusted to the operators’ preferences. The large glass surface offers an excellent view of the attachment tool and working environment, and the track below, on the right, is particularly easy to see.

The top-mounted cylinder cannot be damaged when loading onto a truck because it doesn't contact the loading edge. Also, the Knickmatik cylinder is prevented from being damaged due to its position on the left. This allows the boom to swing to both sides at full digging depth. All models are equipped with pilot-operated controls.